This post is a continuation of my thoughts here – Have You Developed As A Person? Though you may see yourself in this, I’m talking about myself here. I’m thinking about life, post Uranus square Pluto.
Few would argue the worlds has not changed rapidly and dramatically in the last five-ten years. If you’ve been successful, it’s not really possible to go back to what worked before. “Before” doesn’t exist.
If you’re younger and you’ve never had success, it may be even more daunting. It’s not like our world is chock full of successful people you can emulate or follow to find your way. I’m talking about professionally or personally. Strong marriages are rare as are families that stick together. People want it their way or the highway. They sure as hell don’t want to compromise, and they don’t want to develop themselves.
Now I’m a prime example. I have an internet business here, but I hate, Hate, HATE technical stuff. It’s not a good situation. I want to be a creative blah blah. But I came to a point where I had to do things I did not want to do…or die! Or starve. Or quit. Or fail.
Recent generations have been taught to do what comes naturally to you and you’ll be successful. It’s sounds lovely, but clearly it’s a lie. I mean, it might have worked for a limited number of people for a limited amount of time, but what’s that in the scheme of things?
Take this blog. I have had success doing x,y,and z, That does not mean I can have success again, or still, doing x, y and z. Because the world has changed, right?
Recently I spoke with a client who had enjoyed enormous success in marketing for various big name retail chains. The climate for these stores had changed dramatically. The chances she can recreate that success are slim to none. This is not her fault. It’s just life.
So here I am, needing to recreate myself. No one can help me, I have to help myself. And I have to innovate. And I have to learn new skills. And I have to try and fail and try again.
This reminds me of another client. He’s tried to get a job, without success, for three years. Same job. Same place. “Has it occurred to you to fish another pond?” I asked.
I have to develop myself and this site at this time. Because I want a future, right? Are you in a similar place?
One more thing. People hate change. But people who don’t change, stagnate. Skanky water. No flow. Ugh.
So what do you think? Are you blocked? Or are you just stubborn?